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Posted: Wednesday, December 5th 2012 at 4:35pm

Poll shows support for raising taxes on the rich

By The Associated Press
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President Barack Obama smiles as he is introduced by Jim McNerney, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, before speaking about the fiscal cliff Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An AP-GfK poll shows there's clear support for President Barack Obama's insistence on raising taxes on the highest-income Americans. There's also a dwindling preference for cutting government services as the best way to curb budget deficits.

In the poll, 48 percent want tax cuts on income exceeding $250,000 to expire in January while continuing them for everyone else. Just 32 percent want to renew the tax cuts for everyone.

More people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce federal deficits. But the number with that preference has been dropping since last year.
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